Have you ever wondered what life may be like for a person who is colorblind? Living in such a colorful world, but only being able to see reds and greens as grey or beige, and the vibrancy of other colors muted and dulled. It’s all they have ever known, but with today’s technology, there’s hope. There are now special glasses that allow them to see colors in their true, brilliant form. And for the people who have tried these glasses, they have a whole new perspective of the world.
The same is with our view of God. Sometimes, we can be so blinded by life that we fail to see God in his true nature. The prophet, Isaiah, had a life-changing experience that helped him see God for who He really is. In Isaiah 6:1, we read, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple” (NKJV). This lets us know that some things may need to die in our lives in order for us to slow down and take a fresh and complete Look at God.
You see, for many of us, our understanding of God has not changed as we have grown up. It’s like being colorblind. We only see God in grey and beige, overshadowed by this increasingly, complex world. Our perception of our problems has outpaced our view of God. But, Isaiah shows us that when we take time to sit in God’s presence, His glory is revealed and we begin to see things differently.
When you get a revelation of who your God is, your situation and circumstances begin to shrink in comparison to the almighty God! Because of His purity, He is bound to keep His promise to take care of us and being the creator of all things, He is the only One with the authority and knowledge to guide us. And, there’s nothing He can’t handle!
So, if the Lord is truly the power behind your life, why are you thinking, dreaming, risking so small? We need to allow the Holy Spirit to be our corrective lenses, so that we can see God for who He is. When your image of God begins to align with what the Bible teaches, you’ll begin to gain the proper perspective of God, the world, and your life.
Dr. Derek Grier